Column: More wasteful debate on school funding while state ignores the obvious

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Jan 15, 1:00 AM

Column: More wasteful debate on school funding while state ignores the obvious

High on the agenda for the new session of the General Assembly is rewriting the formula for state financial aid to municipal school systems. It will be a big waste of time. Connecticut has been rewriting its school aid formula almost every year since the state Supreme Court's decision in the school financing case of Horton v. Meskill in 1977, with little result except greater expense. State payments to school systems with poor populations and weak property-tax bases have been greatly increased but student performance has not improved.

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